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LAA making time to reflect and honour residential school survivors, victims, communities on Truth and Reconciliation Day

Sep 17, 2021

Legal Aid Alberta offices will close early to the public on September 30, allowing our teams to observe Truth and Reconciliation Day. Most LAA services will continue as usual as...

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Ask A Lawyer: In child welfare cases, family law duty counsel lawyers balance the scales

Sep 7, 2021

Family law is a broad area of law aimed at solving family and child welfare issues that are seemingly insurmountable. It isn’t unusual for people to find themselves in need...

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The most special day, bar none

Aug 20, 2021

LAA’s newest duty counsel lawyer: “I knew I wanted to be a lawyer...to make a difference.”

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Three LAA lawyers mark 30 years at the bar

Aug 12, 2021

The 90 years of combined experience for three LAA lawyers celebrating three decades in the profession includes diverse backgrounds and an undying passion to help the disadvantaged and vulnerable. Wayne...

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Duty Counsel Day: raising awareness of the profound impact of dedicated lawyers

Aug 9, 2021

Canadians benefit from outstanding social services. We’re all familiar with our public health care, but few know about our legal services. We made a day to change that.

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Ask A Lawyer: When your freedom is on the line, LAA is here to help

Aug 3, 2021

Many Albertans find themselves at a disadvantage if they’re arrested and being held in custody by police.  They can be too frightened, confused, or overwhelmed to exercise their rights or...

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In The News

Grace Auger is among the eight new judges recently appointed in Alberta
Alberta Minister of Justice and Solicitor General, Kaycee Madu, has appointed eight new judges to the Alberta Provincial Court of Canada. That is the largest number of judges to be appointed at once in at least the last two decades. One of the new judges is Grace Auger, a member of the Bigstone Cree Nation in Treaty 8 Territory.
Toronto Star | July 21, 2021

The Indigenous Bar Association Celebrates the Appointment of Grace Auger to the Alberta Provincial Court
Please join the Indigenous Bar Association in Canada (the “IBA”) in congratulating Judge Grace Auger on her recent appointment to the Alberta Provincial Court.
Nationtalk.ca -- Canada's premier Aboriginal newswire, employment, event and tender service | July 16, 2021

Indigenous courts and restorative justice
Legal Aid Alberta lawyer Jessica Buffalo talks about why Indigenous Courts are needed and what restorative justice is, in advance of LAA's free public webinar on the topic.
Real Talk with Ryan Jespersen | June 21, 2021

Ask A Lawyer: How Alberta’s Indigenous Court aims to help increase trust, embrace culture
Legal Aid Alberta lawyer Jessica Buffalo explains the need for and impact of Indigenous Courts
Global Morning News Edmonton | June 1, 2021

Legal Aid continues to provide services
Locked down or not, Legal Aid Alberta is continuing to serve on the front lines of the justice system throughout the pandemic.
Nanton News | May 21, 2021

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